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From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
> Stereo slides are amazing and my father took many of them. Yeah, I'll scan em
so everyone can have
> digipix, but I already took the viewer and restored it (battery had corroded
in it but it was
> fixable) and will be keeping those boxes for myself one day.
> As for slide shows, a well-edited showing of slides is great but few people do
them well. I'll
> probably end up with the carousels and the projector so I can enjoy them from
time to time. The
> digitization is important, in my opinion, so the neices and nephews have some
idea of where they
> came from and what their grandparents were like. Kids today have no experience
with slides or indeed
> with almost any imagery beyond movie theatres that is not displayed on a CRT
or LCD display, so they
> have no reference to "miss" a slideshow. This is akin to the fact that we now
have an adult
> generation that never experienced LP's.
My father (who was a bit of a "photography nut" in the days when he had
money) also owned one of these "stereo" cameras. As I recall, the make was
Stereo Realist...and the format simply paired two standard 35mm slide
images using a "dual slide" mount. They could be projected, but NOT in
3-D...and NOT by standard slide projectors.
However, the images, when properly viewed (as with ViewMaster 3D "discs"
and old double-picture "stereographs") certainly add to their impact!
We're still waiting for an image/viewer format that will allow the
display of true 3D images on existing computer monitors...!
Steven C. Barr